Unfortunately, I don't have access to a Horizon system anymore so it's going to be difficult for me to do tests to help you. Perhaps someone else on the tech-list is using it and could offer you assistance.
VuFind 1.3 updated the logic used to place holds considerably so you may need to adjust the driver settings to get things rolling.
Perhaps the easiest place to start is to ask if your Horizon ini file has a hmac_keys setting?
From: Joe Thornton [mailto:jthornton@...]
Sent: 15 March 2012 15:32
To: Osullivan L.
Subject: Re: VuFind
Thanks to the indispensable help provided by you and Demian last year, we've been using VuFind since about July 2011. Our libraries (35) have been very happy with it but will be even happier if we can do requests within VuFind and not have to hand that function off to the HIP. Thank you for all the great work you've done on this. We're currently using VuFind 1.1 (vufind.uhls.org/vufind<http://vufind.uhls.org/vufind>) but I installed a test version of 1.3 here: testvufind.uhls.org/vufind<http://testvufind.uhls.org/vufind>. The test server uses your HorizonXMLAPI driver but I haven't gotten it to work yet. When I try to place a hold I get the message: "Your request failed. Please contact the circulation desk for further assistance." If you want to test it you can use my barcode/PIN: 21182004511011/6828.
I've attached a copy of our HorizonXMLAPI.ini. We're running the latest version of Horizon Web Services and we're on Horizon 7.5.1.
So my questions are:
-- Can you help me find the cause of the error?
-- Is there documentation that I should be reading?
-- Most important: Because we're a system of 29 libraries and six branches, it's very important that we have the ability to request the first available copy instead of a specific item. Is that functionality part of your driver?
As always, I'm truly grateful for the work you're doing on VuFind and for the help you provide to me.
Manager, Automation Services
Upper Hudson Library System
28 Essex Street
Albany, NY 12206
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